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Local Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The New Castle Recreation Department is taking registrations for the New Castle co-ed adult soccer league.

This is an 8v8 recreational soccer league. Games are played on Sunday afternoons and begin Sunday, Sept. 11. The cost is $350 per team.

Contact New Castle Recreation for more details at 984-3352.

The New Castle Recreation Department is looking for fall and winter wrestling coaches for its youth wrestling program.

Contact New Castle Recreation at 984-3352 if interested.

Registration is now open for the adult volleyball league offered at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com or call 384-6301 for more information.

Registration for the Sept. 24 Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon is now open online at http://www.active.com.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to register early.

The Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon has been chosen by Trail Runner Magazine as one of “America’s 14 Most Scenic Races” and was voted by Colorado Runner Magazine as the “Best Half Marathon” in 2008.

The Golden Leaf course traverses the mountains of Snowmass and Aspen. The trail can be narrow and steep at times, with elevation gains of 970 feet and a peak of 9,400 feet.

Unlike the many fast and flat marathons on city streets, the Golden Leaf will challenge even the toughest of marathon competitors with its rocky mountain trails.

The field size will be limited to 1,000 athletes. The cost is $45 through Sept. 11, $55 from Sept. 12-23 or $65 on race day.

For details on the race, visit http://www.goldenleafhalfmarathon.com.

Registration for the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy, a half-marathon run and 5K run/walk, is now open. This year’s race through the scenic Glenwood Canyon is Oct. 1.

Visit http://www.literacyoutreach.org for a race application or for more information. Register online at http://www.RunningGuru.com.

The Demon Splash for Cash, an all-comers swim meet, will be held at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on Sept. 25. Warm-ups begin at 9 a.m. and the meet starts at 10 a.m.

Events range from 50s to 200s to 1,650 and both novice and competitive categories will be offered. Relay events will also be held. All abilities are welcome.

The $35 entry fee includes: four events to be scored toward high point award, unlimited exhibition events and a T-shirt. All proceeds benefit the self-funded Glenwood Springs High School boys swim team.

For more information or an entry form, contact GSHS coach Mark Bauer at Marylandmarkus@aol.com or 618-6898.

Visit http://www.facebook.com/DemonBoysSwimming for information on the swim team.

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